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Re: Give me 5

Post Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:19 pm

For our third cavern we are taking a look at Kaklık Cave near Denizli.
Apparently it only takes a half hour or so to visit it.
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Re: Give me 5

Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:50 pm

Ilgarini Cave in Kastamonu is our fourth cave.
There are many caves in the area and the most popular one is the Ilgarini Cave. With 858 meters horizontal length and 250 meters of depth, the cave harbors ancient ruins believed to date to the Roman-Byzantine era. The ruins include the remains of a chapel, a sarcophagus and tombs at lower elevations.
Info here


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Re: Give me 5

Post Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:47 pm

Cave number 5 is Altınbeşik Cave National Park (Turkish: Altınbeşik Mağarası Milli Parkı). The national park was established on August 31 1994. Located in the İbradı district of Antalya Province.
Info here
Apparently it takes about 4 hours to drive there because the roads are quite bad. So you probably need to be rather adventurous to tackle an expedition like this.
But travelers say it is well worth it! Smile


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Re: Give me 5

Post Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:22 pm

Welcome back all! And a very Happy 2017! Smile

For our next batch of 5 let's have Lighthouses.
Magical, exciting buildings to visit............


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Re: Give me 5

Post Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:50 pm

The Şile Feneri is a historical lighthouse, it is still in use.It is on the western Black Sea coast in the northeast town Şile of Istanbul Province, Turkey.
It was commissioned by the Ottoman sultan Abdülmecid I (reigned 1839-1861), and constructed in 1859 by French engineers. In 1860, the lighthouse went into service.
The 19 m (62 ft) tower has a gallery around the lantern room which has the form of an octagonal prism. A one-story keeper's house is attached to it. The lighthouse is painted white with narrow black horizontal bands.
The lighthouse is listed in Turkey under the code "TUR-046" and its radio call sign is TC2SLH. It is operated and maintained by the Coastal Safety Authority (Turkish: Kıyı Emniyeti Genel Müdürlüğü) of the Ministry of Transport and Communication.
Şile Feneri/Şile Lighthouse is a historical site open to the public.
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:10 pm

Our next lighthouse is located in the magical position of where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Aegean Sea. It was constructed in the Knidos region of Datca in 1931.
Its name 'Deveboynu' , meaning Camel's neck, refers to its geographical position on a peninsula that resembles the neck of a camel.
Apparently the site not the tower is open to visitors. It looks like it would be rather an adventurous climb to reach it! Smile It is 109 metres above sea level. The tower is 9 metres high. There is a one story keeper's house attached to it.
For those who would like to take a look at it Deveboynu Burnu (Camels' Neck Point) is on the extreme southwestern corner of Anatolia, located at the tip of the long and narrow Datça peninsula. The lighthouse is at the tip of the peninsula. Accessible by a hike of about 1 km (0.6 mi) from the end of the road.


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Re: Give me 5

Post Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:54 pm

Inceburun Deniz Feneri/ Inceburun Lighthouse is situated on the north west tip of the Sinop peninsula, in the Black Sea.
The lighthouse was constructed in 1863 on İnceburun (literally: Sharp Cape), on the cliffs of the northernmost point of Anatolia. It is situated about 25 km (16 mi) northwest of Sinop. The tower is 12 m (39 ft)-tall with a gallery around the lantern room. A one-story keeper's house is attached to it and three additional buildings belong to the light station.
The lighthouse is accessible but the tower is closed to the public.The lighthouse keeper's post is carried out by the Çilesiz family, who have been responsible for this duty for five generations.


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